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Emmanuel Holterbach, Blutwurst "Ricercar Nell'ombra" [CD]

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Label: Another Timbre - at151

Another Timbreの2020年ベスト!!あらゆる持続音ファン必聴の一枚!!90年代前半よりミュージックコンクレート作曲家/サウンドアーティストとして活動、Pierre BerthetやOsso Exoticoと活動を共にし、2004年頃からはエリアーヌ・ラディーグのアーカイブを担当、彼女の伝記を執筆したり(INA/grm出版)アーカイヴ・イベントのキュレーターとしても動いた陰の凄腕作曲家Emmanuel Holterbach。個人名を出したフィジカル作品は恐らく7,8年ぶりと思われる超待望の新録。本作はケージやフェルドマン、カーデュー、ルシエ、ラモンテら、大御所らのゆっくりと変化する音のパターンや音響調査研究を行うフィレンツェのアンサンブルBlutwurstが演奏を担当。イタリア音楽の長い歴史に対するEmmanuel Holterbach自身の強い思い入れが反映されており、ディテールの緻密さ、微妙なシフト、優雅に持続する音の重なりが、ミニマルとバロック音楽の境界線に乗る広大なサウンドスケープとして提示されるノンストップの46分。マスタリングはGiuseppe Ielasi。マスト。

A 46-minute piece composed by Emmanuel Holterbach in collaboration with the Italian ensemble Blutwurst:

Cristina Abati (viola) Marco Baldini (trumpet) Maurizio Constantini (double bass) Daniela Fantechi (accordion)
Michele Lanzini (cello) Edoardo Ricci (bass clarinet) Luisa Santacesaria (harmonium)

‘Ricerar nell’ombra’ was developed during Bluwurst’s residency at Tempo Reale, at SpazioK Prato and SBA+C, Florence.

Since early 1990s, the Lyon based composer, sound artist, and writer, Emmanuel Holterbach, has been issuing a slow trickle of beautiful efforts into the landscape of avant-garde and experimental sound. Predominately focused the discipline of musique concrete, his latest LP, Ricercar nell’Ombra, a collaboration with the Florentine ensemble, Blutwurst, takes both into incredible new realms. Issued by Another Timbre - belonging to their expansive dedication to cutting edge efforts of contemporary experimentalism - it’s a sprawling expanse of resonance, detail, and shifting tone, drawing the ear toward immersive and endlessly surprising depths that collapse the distinctions between acoustic sound and the ideas brought forth by electronics.

Compared to many with an equal tenure on the scene, the discography if Emmanuel Holterbach is relatively discrete. This is likely due to fact that the majority of his efforts transpire within constrained spacial and temporal terms - electroacoustic compositions, performances, and installations, etc - exploring the spontaneous musicality of specific natural phenomena. His work, broadly speaking, has attempted to renew the tradition of French musique concrète by expanding the parameters of its investigations - utilising sounds captured in natural and industrial environments, as well as self-conceived and constructed acoustic sound objects and machines. Given his long history, with the nature of his focus, a collaboration with Blutwurst, a Florence based ensemble conceived in 2011 by a group of musicians involved in radical improvisation and contemporary classical music, might seem surprising. Initially dedicated to graphic scored works by composers like John Cage, Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman, Cornelius Cardew, Alvin Lucier and La Monte Young, over recent years Blutwurst, currently comprised of Luisa Santacesaria (Harmonium), Marco Baldini (Trumpet), Daniela Fantechi (Accordion), Edoardo Ricci (Bass Clarinet), Maurizio Costantini (Double Bass), Michele Lanzini (Cello), and Cristina Abati (Viola), has dedicated a great deal of work to contemporary electroacoustic works, leading them, following a fruitful meeting with Holterbach in 2018, to commission him for a work, ultimately becoming the sprawling, incredible 46 minute expanse that rests before us now.

Ricercar nell’Ombra (vuoto, energia, rilievo) draws on Emmanuel Holterbach’s long lasting interest in the history of Italian music, stretching from works of the Reinassance as much as the efforts of 20th century artists like Giusto Pio, Walter Marchetti, Teresa Rampazzi. Based on the notes of the opening melody of Ricercar III by Francesco Guami - a 16th Century composer - Holterbach applied methods developed in his electroacoustic compositions, structuring the work to deploy endless possibilities of combining the given notes into pitches, chords and patterns. In Blutwurst’s deft hands, the result is a sprawling soundscape that rides the line between minimal and baroque. Vast acoustic resonances and tonal tension gives way to intimate detail, subtle shifts, and a deceptively simple elegance, all resting in a vast landscape of murky ambience. While appearing in very different aesthetic terms, Ricercar nell’Ombra (vuoto, energia, rilievo) represents another forward thinking entry into the creative landscape recently developed by Eliane Radigue - whose archives Holterbach curates and biography he wrote - bridging ideas cultivated over years spent working in electronic processes, spliced into acoustic instrumentation via intimate collaboration with ensembles and artists.

Stunning and forward from start to finish, Another Timbre’s beautiful release of Ricercar nell’Ombra rockets an all too overlooked composer into the front of our minds. As subtle and listenable as it is challenging and complex. We can’t recommend this one enough!